Mike Mayock, one of television’s premier college football and NFL Draft experts, joined NBC Sports in August 2010 to serve as the game analyst for the network’s Notre Dame football coverage.
Mayock, a former NFL defensive back, is NFL Network’s leading college football and NFL Draft analyst. He is featured on numerous NFL Network programs throughout the year, including Playbook and NFL Total Access, and provides content for all NFL Draft-related programming.
“Mike’s knowledge of and passion for college football has resulted in him becoming one of the most respected voices in the game,” said NBC Sports executive producer Sam Flood. “He possesses a relentless work ethic and perfect pedigree as a former player and son of a coach. We are excited to add him to our team.”
Mayock joins veteran NBC Sports and Notre Dame commentators Tom Hammond (play-by-play) and Alex Flanagan (sideline reporter).
Mayock’s extensive football broadcast experience includes serving as a game analyst for NFL Network’s coverage of the Texas Bowl, the Insight Bowl, and Under Armour Senior Bowl, as well as preseason games for the Minnesota Vikings. Prior to joining NFL Network, he served as a college football analyst for ABC Sports (2001-03), Fox Sports Net (2000), and CBS Sports (1996-99).
Critical acclaim for Mayock’s preparation, knowledge and insight, include:
• “Remember this name: Mike Mayock.” – New York Times following the 2006 NFL Draft
• “Mayock was Nostradamus at last year’s draft…” – Sports Illustrated prior to the 2007 NFL Draft
Mayock covered the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament as a reporter for CBS (1997-99). From 1993-95, he worked on ESPN’s coverage of the Canadian Football League.
Mayock’s broadcasting career also includes experience with Prime Network, NCAA Productions, Prime Sports Radio and the Big East Conference.
A 10th-round pick in the 1981 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mayock played for the New York Giants from 1982-83. He is a member of the Boston College Hall of Fame, where he starred in football and baseball and received a Communications degree.
Mayock's father, Mike Sr., is a former Penn football coach whom the Steelers selected in the 24th round of the 1955 NFL Draft.
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